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Is Fried Food at the State Fair Going Too Far?

mrosen814 2012/07/30 20:17:54
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According to TakePart.com, state fair foods are reaching new levels of golden brown and delicious. From deep-fried butter to Kool-Aid, just about everything on the menu is getting the fried treatment. The days of corn dogs are certainly out, being replaced by more sought-after fare, emerging from the hot caldron of bubbly oil.

TAKEPART.COM reports:
State fair fried foods that might surprise you...
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  • xxx 2012/07/31 07:27:00
    No
    xxx
    +9
    Self control people. Self control. Take responsibility for yourself. That includes what you put in your mouth. You can't blame someone else if you've picked up a bottle of poison and drank it (mind you it's labelled in huge writing with a hazard sign). Same goes for food.

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  • Tasinahri 2012/07/31 19:36:41
    Yes
    Tasinahri
    +2
    *Can already feel her arteries slamming shut, just by looking at the advertising*

    No. Thank. You.
  • Willy 2012/07/31 19:31:16
    No
    Willy
    +4
    No, if it can be fried, that is the best way I love fried food and have eaten it all my life and will continue to eat it the rest of my life.
  • Lulu's Mom 2012/07/31 19:26:23
    No
    Lulu's Mom
    +4
    Bring on the carbs baby!
  • Seonag 2012/07/31 19:16:28
    No
    Seonag
    +6
    Nobody is making you eat it. I personally don't eat all that fried food, but it should be left up to the individual.
  • none 2012/07/31 19:15:55
    No
    none
    +3
    Fried food can never go too far, for most people they only eat this sort of thing at the state fair and no other time. No big deal if it's eaten in moderation.
  • kevracer 2012/07/31 19:11:20
    No
    kevracer
    +3
    part of capitalism is the idea that people buy what they want
  • Steve 2012/07/31 18:49:18
    No
    Steve
    +3
    Part of the fun in going is to try new things. This adds to the experience.
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/07/31 18:32:53
    No
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +6
    Hey, it's Fair food. You don't eat it every day, and once year...hey...it's part of goin' to the Fair!
    hey fair food eat year hey goin fair
  • Diddley Squat 2012/07/31 18:20:09
    No
    Diddley Squat
    +3
    What? That's always been there. Don't they still sell funnel cake?
  • Frankie 2012/07/31 18:19:49
    Yes
    Frankie
    Yes, carbohydrates are very addictive and toxic to the system when consumed on a regular basis.
  • Owen 2012/07/31 17:33:32
    No
    Owen
    +2
    I say that the food at the state fair doesn't go too far enough! 7 dollar deep fried baby on a stick! For 8.50 we'll give the contents of your pocket a 500 degree peanut oil fondue! 'Crispy leavings' in a cone for only 9 dollars! ...or even 'corndogs'.
  • 3kidsandamom 2012/07/31 17:31:58
    No
    3kidsandamom
    +6
    It's not something people eat daily and even if they did do the food police really need to penalize everyone because some people refuse to do what is best for themselves. Do Americans even remember what it means to live freely anymore? If I don't like something I don't have to buy it however why do I then get to tell someone that they can't buy it because I don't like it? Why do we need big brother looking over our shoulder to ensure we don't do or eat something that may not be good for us? Natural selection does help ensure the idiots don't last long so why interfer?
  • RicksterBear 2012/07/31 17:30:36
    Yes
    RicksterBear
    +1
    That crap is a cardia arrest waiting to happen.
  • Diana 2012/07/31 17:24:40
    No
    Diana
    +3
    It's gross but if someone is going to eat that fried crap he or she deserves any health issue that comes with. Deep fried butter? Seriously...
  • JuliaLoren 2012/07/31 17:23:03
    No
    JuliaLoren
    +4
    fry it up! nobody is making anyone eat it!
  • bob h. 2012/07/31 17:19:33
    No
    bob h.
    +5
    My whole family was brought up on recycled lard and fat pork chops. There's no heart attacks or obesity. Some of this stuff looks great.
  • disclaimer 2012/07/31 17:11:46
  • kir 2012/07/31 17:10:04
    No
    kir
    +5
    If you want to try something deep fried; try it. You decide what to eat.
  • Bookworm 2012/07/31 17:07:02
    No
    Bookworm
    +3
    I wish there was a middle choice. They can offer what they want, and people can choose not to buy it. What is sad and confusing, is why Americans are eating themselves to death. We are at a point where more of us are fat or obese than are not. It is sad and scary. A doctor in the military told me that it is a national security risk. We need such a large military and so many young people cannot pass the physical. If we are all fat and unhealthy, how will we defend ourselves? People are profiting on others weakness by offering to sell this junk. But hey, it's a free country. We all have to take responsibility for ourselves. Yes, it's fun to indulge at times, and a fair is all American as apple pie. I just think that there are more fun things to do than eating fried butter.
  • rosebud 2012/07/31 17:04:10
    Yes
    rosebud
    Maybe they need British foods, I understand kids as young as age 7 are having heart attacks over there.
  • Nicole 2012/07/31 16:58:57
    Yes
    Nicole
    They should have left it a funnel cake, corndogs and churros these are the only fried snacks that I will eat if I go to the county fair. It's been 16 years since I went to the county fair lol.
  • Rebecca 2012/07/31 16:57:23
    Yes
    Rebecca
    +1
    people wonder why the world is getting FATTER???? this and mcds. -.-'
  • JuliaLoren Rebecca 2012/07/31 17:29:10
    JuliaLoren
    +4
    i totally agree, but when are people going to blame the parents? just because the food is out there, doesn't mean everyone should eat it... my parents didnt let me eat junk all the time.. mcdonalds was a treat for me, i barely ever got it, and fair/fatty food was monitored, parents need to stop being friends and start being parents again
  • Space Invader 2012/07/31 16:48:44
    No
    Space Invader
    +6
    I know NYC probably likes this; but if this is what it's coming to????? I don t want to live on
  • Mark DeBarbieri 2012/07/31 16:37:33
    Yes
    Mark DeBarbieri
    Deep fried food is unhealthy, with one exception; the use of peanut oil, which does not break down like all other oils including olive oil. I enjoy fried potatoes and onions, but I boil the potatoes first, saute the onions and then add the boiled potatoes to the onions for flavor and quickly remove all of it.
  • Ashley 2012/07/31 16:22:35
    No
    Ashley
    +5
    Dont eat it if you dont like it
  • Alencon 2012/07/31 16:19:24
    Yes
    Alencon
    It's ridiculous but sometimes you have to protect people from themselves especially kids who may not know better.
  • overdog001 2012/07/31 16:09:51
    No
    overdog001
    +5
    I don't eat that crap, but I'm 100% opposed to imposing anyone's will on anyone else concerning their food choices.
  • Alencon overdog001 2012/07/31 16:23:47
    Alencon
    So when the inevitable health issues follow we can send you the bill? Personally I'd prefer not to have to pay for someone else's bad choices.
  • Space I... Alencon 2012/07/31 16:58:53
    Space Invader
    +2
    you will now..ObamaCare says so
  • Alencon Space I... 2012/08/04 15:52:50
    Alencon
    Actually we're all paying for it now. It's illegal in the US for hospitals to refuse help simply because someone has no health insurance so guess who pays for that care? The Individual Mandate in the health care law is supposed to address this problem (known in economics as the free rider problem). Whether that will offset the subsidies for people who need help to pay for insurance is unclear but most estimates believe that it will if the mandate is properly enforced.
  • Sheila Alencon 2012/07/31 19:48:13
    Sheila
    Used to be YOU wouldnt!! NOW you will....
  • Maiko Alencon 2012/08/01 18:10:10
    Maiko
    How do you figure you will foot the bill for every health issue!? I guess you aren't counting in the people that can pay for their own health. IF this is the only excuse you have, to want to take away people's right to choose what they want to eat, it's a very poor excuse, find a new one please.
  • Alencon Maiko 2012/08/04 15:59:15
    Alencon
    I didn't say every bill, but in the US you cannot be refused medical help but 50 million people don't have health insurance and many can't afford health care either so the medical services eat the cost. That gets passed on to you and me in higher costs for care and for insurance. It's not an all or nothing world Maiko. There are lots of shades of gray.
  • overdog001 Alencon 2012/08/01 18:19:02
    overdog001
    Me too. That's why I'm also 100% opposed to imposing anyone's medical bill on anyone else.
  • Alencon overdog001 2012/08/04 16:02:52
    Alencon
    So your solution is to let the children of parents who can't afford insurance or health care stay unimmunized, stay sick when they fall ill and even die if the situation is severe enough?
  • overdog001 Alencon 2012/08/06 17:11:28
    overdog001
    My response is that I not be on tap for a solution at all.
  • AaronJasonCumbie 2012/07/31 16:02:17
    Yes
    AaronJasonCumbie
    +1
    I know its our choice to eat what we want, I think there should be more health concious foods available. I.e. vegan, and sugar free desserts.
  • PapaBC 2012/07/31 15:56:37
    No
    PapaBC
    +4
    If people did not want to try it then the food would not sell.
  • Zeus2713 2012/07/31 15:53:59
    No
    Zeus2713
    +5
    As Longstride said, u don't like it, don't eat it!

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